SEMC JIMI 2018 - Apply for the John Kinard Scholarship

04 Oct 2017 3:59 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)


2018 John Kinard Scholarship Fund

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) proudly announces the 18th annual Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI 2018). Scheduled for January 16 - 23, 2018, JIMI is specifically designed for administrators from new and emerging museums and for museum professionals with subject area expertise desiring knowledge of general museum administration and operations.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Located on historic Jekyll Island, GA, this highly successful training program provides a unique eight-day immersion for museum professionals seeking the opportunity to learn management, personnel and interpretive skills from leading experts. Sessions include leadership and management styles, administration and trusteeship, strategic planning, fundraising and marketing, financial management, developing exhibits, public relations, collections management, disaster preparedness, interpretation, volunteer management, and museum ethics.

Thanks to the generosity of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is pleased to offer the John Kinard Scholarship Fund for two staff members of AAAM institutional museums or individual AAAM members to attend SEMC’s Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI). The two annual scholarships of $1,625 each will cover the tuition for JIMI and travel expenses. The John Kinard Scholarship Fund is established in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Office of Strategic Partnerships. Created by an Act of Congress in 2003, the Museum opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2016. For information on the Museum’s current programs and exhibitions visit or call 202.633.4751.

If you wish to be considered for the John Kinard scholarship, please indicate your interest in your cover letter.


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